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Make a Dining Room Table

Make a Dining Room Table

If you're like me, every time you wander through a big-box furniture store, you feel a little insulted. Here you are, a man, staring at relatively simple furniture, being asked to lay down large sums...

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Skilsaw Sawsquatch 10 1/4 in. Worm Drive Saw

Skilsaw Sawsquatch 10 1/4 in. Worm Drive Saw

Making big cuts? Skilsaw's new Sawsquatch (SPT70WM-22) features a 10 1/4 in. blade, so it can handle a 4x4, for example, with one cut. It's powered by Skilsaw's 15-amp Dual-Field motor that Skilsaw...

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Your multi-faceted world at right at your door

Your multi-faceted world at right at your door

A fresh restart  There are many reasons that make our handyman service number one in its class. We bring you the highest quality products and skills that warrant real value for your money...

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Build a Foolproof Jig For Cutting Laminate Countertops

Build a Foolproof Jig For Cutting Laminate Countertops

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If you're cutting a postform laminate countertop in the field, you could try freehanding the awkward cuts and hope you don't screw it up, but there's a better way.  

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A Quick Circular-Saw Blade Change

A Quick Circular-Saw Blade Change

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Don't bust you're knuckles fumbling with a wrench to get your old blade off; use this super-simple tip instead.

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How to Keep Your Saw Plugged In

How to Keep Your Saw Plugged In

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If you're working in a precarious place with a circular saw and you don't want it to become unplugged from your extension cord, you could tie the cords in a knot and hope they don't get snagged on the gutter, but there's a better way.

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Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

Claw Foot Bath Tub = Up Dated Bathroom

This remolded / updated bathroom started with the claw foot tub that my friend gave me. The claw foot tub was bigger than the old tub, so I had to redsign the bathroom (this is my house) in order to...

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How to Remove a Circular-Saw-Blade Knockout Easily

How to Remove a Circular-Saw-Blade Knockout Easily

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Grab a few common items from around the shop to make this job a snap

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Circular Saws: Sidewinder vs Worm-Drive

Circular Saws: Sidewinder vs Worm-Drive

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East Coast vs. West Coast and lefty vs. righty are not the only factors here. Which type of circular saw do you use on the job site and why?

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Framing a deck with a radius

Framing a deck with a radius

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Curved deck designs are becoming popular. Composite decking and PVC can be bent to fit the curves, but how do you make pressure-treated framing conform to a radius? Good layout and saw kerfs.

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Tool Guide Update: 14 Circular Saws Waiting for Your Reviews!

Tool Guide Update: 14 Circular Saws Waiting for Your Reviews!

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Even after narrowing down the list of available 7 1/4-in. sidewinders currently on the market, we still ended up with 14 tools to test. We had to make a decision: Option 1 - Pack all 14 saws into the...

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Seven Steps to Choosing the Perfect Circular Saw

Seven Steps to Choosing the Perfect Circular Saw

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After testing 14 popular makes and models of sidewinder circular saws, senior editor Justin Fink sorts out the features that separate the good from the not-so-good.

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How to Trim a Hollow-Core Door to Height

How to Trim a Hollow-Core Door to Height

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Builder Rick Arnold demonstrates how to make a clean cut and how to add blocking to fill the hole you've just made in the bottom of the hollow door.

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Coffered Ceiling

Coffered Ceiling

This was a project that would have been more difficult if it were not for the article in Fine Homebuilding on "Coffered Ceilings".  Made of poplar crown, baseboard, finger jointed trim boards...

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Barbeque Island and Firepit with Seating area (in the Southwest this is called a Banco)

Barbeque Island and Firepit with Seating area (in the Southwest this is called a Banco)

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My wife and I designed this backyard project.  The back of the island and the Banco are designed to reflect the southwestern character of our Santa Fe style home. I built the...

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BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

BUILDING SKILLS: Cutting a Door

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Building Skills: Seasoned builder Mike Guertin shows a simple way to make a clean, straight cut when trimming a door to height.

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Makita makes it easier to say goodbye to NiCad batteries

Makita makes it easier to say goodbye to NiCad batteries

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Makita is now offering free tools as an incentive to help tool buyers make the switch to Li-ion cordless power tools.

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SawStop Inventor Walks the Walk

SawStop Inventor Walks the Walk

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Working around any tool demands a certain level of safety. However, when it comes to table saws the bar is set a bit higher. These tools have the capacity to do a lot of damage. Luckily, Steve Gass invented the SawStop. Watch as he demonstrates how the saw works by sacrificing his own finger.

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Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Kitchen Rennovations in Memphis, TN

Complete Kitchen Rennovation - Cottage Look

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